Our recent #HolidayChat over on Twitter took us all on a trip down memory lane as we discussed 'Memorable Travel Moments' – from pretty places to family fun. Every third Wednesday of the month, a guest host takes over the chat to discuss all things travel and this month Katie Middleton was in charge of the travel nostalgia.
There were so many great memories shared, and yes we were a little jealous of all of them…OK very jealous.
A1] for me the most memorable is when I was 16 and went to Florida. My birthday is 4th July and I swam with dolphins, watched fireworks and had a steel band play happy birthday to me #HolidayChat— Jess // The Crown Wings (@thecrownwings) April 18, 2018
A1) A three week long backpacking trip around Sri Lanka with my boyfriend! We saw so many awesome places, ate some amazing food and just had the best time making memories! #HolidayChat— Treasured Travels (@BeckySkel) April 18, 2018
Definitely exploring Portugal last summer! We explored Lisbon and it’s little neighbourhoods, took the train to Lagos and had an entire beach to ourselves and explore the hills in Sinatra! It was amazing and exceeded all my expectations!— Marianna Bebu (@brewandbloom) April 18, 2018
A1: NYC has to be my fave. Also, I have so much love for The Netherlands, the people, culture and outlook on life. I was also blown away by Dubrovnik Croatia last year. Ok can’t choose #holidaychat— Jaz (@Jaz_Butterfly) April 18, 2018
Maybe New York. I went there for 10 days by myself, did stand up comedy there too! Was ace! #HolidayChat— Charlotte Steggz (@charlottesteggz) April 18, 2018
Again, it was great fun reading through all of your favourite travel tales – especially the jellyfish moment...
My first and most special holiday memory was when I was 7 years old, I met Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid' for the first time at Disney World Florida, where she gave me a kiss on the cheek. I was determined that I wasn't going to wash my cheek #HolidayChat— Nicole (@NicoleNavigates) April 18, 2018
Getting lost in the streets of Alfama with my bf after one too many sangrias and laughing so much as we literally couldn’t climb any more stairs! It always makes me smile :) I also loved the time we went on a boat ride in Naxos for the day & did our own Titanic scene! pic.twitter.com/eHs0vibwHy— Marianna Bebu (@brewandbloom) April 18, 2018
A2 that's such a tough question. Maybe seeing the full moon over the bay on Vancouver Island. Or possibly the hypostile hall in the temple at Luxor. #holidaychat— Jan Falcondale (@FalcondaleJan) April 18, 2018
This is really hard to narrow down but one memory that always sticks out for me is the first time my brother went up to a character in Florida - He has autism and it was a massive deal for him. Get so emotional every time I think about it <3 #HolidayChat— Katie (@katiexmiddleton) April 18, 2018
- My deep tissue massage in Mexico (I've never been so relaxed)— Char (@char_x0) April 18, 2018
- All the pizza anytime I've been to Italy
- Drinking too much wine in Cannes
(Basically all of mine involve food or being relaxed) #HolidayChat
A3 I'd relive family holidays to France. In the end it's the people you travel with that make the best moments. #HolidayChat— Jan Falcondale (@FalcondaleJan) April 18, 2018
How do I pick just one?! The first time I drove a 4wd on Fraser Island was pretty special, as was snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef and seeing turtles, sailing the Whitsundays, climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge - there's loads! #HolidayChat— Tasha (@tashajsteel) April 18, 2018
How can I choose?!— Diary of a Spanglish Girl (@imlaurenbate) April 18, 2018
Stepping out of tram stop and seeing the colosseum right there.
Tasting Italian pasta for the first time.
Riding a gondola.
Seeing Disney Florida castle for the first time.
Driving along the coast from LA to San Fran.
So many #holidaychat
A mix of both. But sometimes I have to punch myself and remember to 'live in the moment' cos there was life before social media and before everyone was desperate to capture every single moment of their life #HolidayChat— Char (@char_x0) April 18, 2018
A bit of both, I give myself some time to take some snaps, and then after a couple of minutes I put it away. Nothing worse than a memory of looking at something through a viewfinder rather than with your own eyes #HolidayChat https://t.co/eIvbiYA5ej— Georgina MinterBrown (@georgie_mb) April 18, 2018
I find that sometimes the camera helps you see places more clearly too! You look for details you may otherwise have missed.— Cassie. (@cassiethehag) April 18, 2018
As long as you snap those details quickly and then put the phone/camera away! #holidaychat
A4: I’m like the paparazzi whether it’s a press trip or holiday. I love photos & can’t put the camera down. Photos give me cherished memories #holidaychat— Jaz (@Jaz_Butterfly) April 18, 2018
DEFINITELY used to be a serial photo taker. Now I’m more mindful ie no pictures of random buildings, trees or museum artefacts that I don’t actually care about remembering My photos have a bit more thought behind them now #HolidayChat— Han Meets World (@HanMeetsWorld) April 18, 2018
There were so many beautiful and inspiring pictures – we now need to book a holiday.
What’s your favourite travel memory?
Don’t forget to join us on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Drop a comment below!